Arai Releases New Nicky Reset Corsair-X Helmet

Arai Releases New Nicky Reset Corsair-X Helmet

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Arai Helmet, Inc.:


July 29, 2021 – Arai is proud to present the new Nicky Reset graphic on the Arai Corsair-X. This stunning design is the very special graphic worn by Nicky during MotoGP testing, becoming an iconic design after those appearances and requested by fans ever since.

Now, this amazing design will be available to the public.


An Arai Nicky Reset Corsair-X helmet. Photo courtesy Arai.
An Arai Nicky Reset Corsair-X helmet. Photo courtesy Arai.

In celebration of the launch, Arai and Fresh N’ Lean athlete Sean Dylan Kelly will debut the Nicky Reset Arai Corsair-X at the MotoAmerica Superbikes at Minnesota race on July 30 – August 1st in Brainerd Minnesota. Sean Dylan Kelly comes into Brainerd leading the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship by 31 points.

The Corsair-X has long been renowned as one of the most advanced, highest quality helmets available anywhere in the world. It represents the culmination of Arai’s vast experience in helmet design and unwavering focus on rider protection. And with features like the ingenious VAS shield mechanism, dramatically improved airflow and ventilation, and an odor resistant liner, the Corsair-X has certainly earned its place as Arai’s flagship model



“We are extremely excited to be able to make the new Nicky Reset graphic available to his fans on the Corsair-X,” said Brian Weston, Managing Director of Arai Helmet, Inc. “There have been so many requests for this Reset graphic over the years and now we are thrilled to be able to offer it to our customers.”


The late Nicky Hayden (69) during off-season testing. Photo courtesy Arai.
The late Nicky Hayden (69) during off-season testing. Photo courtesy Arai.

A Statement from the Hayden Family:

Sometime after Nicky’s passing, the family collectively agreed that we wanted to keep his memory and legacy alive to honor all that he had achieved and all the lives he had touched in such a short period of time.

One of the most recognized things we thought that can be immediately connected to Nicky was his helmet replicas. Over the years Nicky had dozens of designs that fans around the world chose to wear while riding as a sign of loyalty and respect for him.

It is for those fans that we chose to work with Arai to continue producing Nicky’s replicas.  If it weren’t for the fans and their continued loyalty and desire for new Nicky’s designs, we wouldn’t continue.  But the fans continue to ask for Nicky replicas, so we feel compelled to make them available.

Since his passing, we have produced replicas Nicky wore in the heat of competition, and even brought back one of his all-time fan favorites – the Nicky Laguna. Now we find ourselves with a demand for a fan favorite that Nicky did wear, but was never offered as a replica.

The Reset was a special one-off design that Nicky wore during off-season MotoGP testing, symbolizing his return to a familiar ride and visualized his need to reset himself for that challenge.

At that time there was talk about making the Reset a replica, but for one reason or another, it just never happened.

Now, as demand for a new design started to build, we worked with Arai to review fan feedback and found quite a bit for the Reset design.  Then considering the current world situation, we thought the idea of the Reset was perfect timing.

Therefore, the Hayden Family and Arai will again honor Nicky’s memory and keep his legacy alive with this latest Nicky Reset replica.

We wish to thank all the fans who asked for this design and wear it proudly, keeping Nicky’s memory alive.

The Nicky Reset Corsair-X helmet will be available through your favorite Arai dealers and Arai online retailers in early August 2021.


The late Nicky Hayden (69) during off-season testing. Photo courtesy Arai.
The late Nicky Hayden (69) during off-season testing. Photo courtesy Arai.


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